MTG EDH Brewer: Toshiro Umezawa’s Epic Quest

Here is a EDH deck based on Guardian, the Saviors of Kamigawa book. It chronicles Toshiro Umezawa’s epic quest to save the world and free the One That Which Was Taken. It was actually quite good and highly recommend.

Of course the general has to be Toshiro Umezawa. To bad he can’t start with his jitte.
Toshiro Umezawa


Key pieces to the story line:

Kiku, Night’s Flower
Myojin of Night’s Reach
Umezawa’s Jitte
That Which Was Taken
Kiku’s Shadow
Honden of Night’s Reach

Other cards more loosely based on the story line:
Underworld Connections
Nezumi Graverobber
Nezumi Shortfang
Deathmask Nezumi
Nezumi Bone-Reader
Nezumi Cutthroat
Nezumi Ronin
Nezumi Shadow-Watcher
Patron of the Nezumi
Throat Slitter
Locust Miser
Numai Outcast (This card is really, really bad.)
Cursed Ronin
Hand of Cruelty
Return to Battle
Doom Blade
Choice of Damnations
Exile into Darkness
Hero’s Demise
Struggle for Sanity
Moonlight Bargain
Harrowing Journey
Death Denied
Kemuri-Onna – To replace Yuki-onna

36 Swamps
Blinkmoth Nexus – Toshiro rides moths in the books and this is the best “moth” that can fit in a mono black EDH deck.
Cavern of Souls
Tendo Ice Bridge
Ghost Quarter

The rest of the slots I am probably going to use to up the power level of the deck. Here are a couple of cards I would like to fit in but can’t do because EDH rules and with the fact that Toshiro Umezawa is mono black.

Heartless Hidetsugu
Hidetsugu’s Second Rite
Sosuke, Son of Seshiro
Sosuke’s Summons
Myojin of Life’s Web
Jugan, the Rising Star
Godo, Bandit Warlord
Tenza, Godo’s Maul
Final Judgment
Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker
Tetsuo Umezawa

One option I can do to play a wider range of cards is to play his ancestor Tetsuo Umezawa as my general which allow me to play cards in the Grixis colors. But I probably will stick with Toshiro Umezawa for the time being. It is not a very good EDH deck but it is oozing with flavor and story and Toshiro Umezawa’s ability seems like a lot of fun to play with.


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